Montgomery, AL (population: 200,848) has two physical therapy assistant schools within its city limits. Alabama State University, the highest ranked school in the city with a physical therapy assistant program, has a total student population of 5,564. It is the 4150th highest ranked school in the USA and the 35th highest in the state of Alabama (#1 is Auburn University Main Campus). To learn more about physical therapy assistant programs in Montgomery, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of physical therapy assistant professors at Alabama State University such as LeVeau Barney, Mary Beth Downs, Valda Montgomery, and Robin D. Washington.
Physical Therapy Assistant students from Montgomery schools who go on to become physical therapy assistants, exercise physiologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 174,490 people working as physical therapists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $76,220. Also, Physical therapist aides make on average $24,990 per year and there are about 44,160 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Montgomery area alone, there are 60 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $19,390. Physical therapists in this area earn $79,160/yr and there are 150 employed.
Montgomery lies in Montgomery county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Montgomery area has 163,040 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $37,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Montgomery are held by physical therapists, and 0/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
Of the 2 physical therapy assistant schools in Montgomery, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, South University-Montgomery comes out as the most expensive ($20,186/yr) for physical therapy assistant students, with Alabama State University as the lowest, reported at only $8,173/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Montgomery|
|Alexander City||AL||-||1||11.6004||38||45.3 miles|
|Auburn University||AL||-||1||74.9047||131||49.5 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||75.2 miles|